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Should I Induce My Labor?
Inducing Labor - Is it the Way to Bring my Child into this World?
Inducing labor of unborn babies is a hot topic these days. Should I or shouldn't I? Is it safe or dangerous? What are the risks?
Although I am too old to have any more children, this topic certainly interests me. It interests me because it seems that in this mad world that keeps getting faster and faster, I am seeing that more and more couples are opting to make their baby's birth convenient.
To learn more about inducing labor, I purchased the book below, "Inducing Labor - Everything You Need to Know About Inducing Labor at Home or in the Hospital" by Hannah Anderson, Christine Traxler, John S. Anderson. It is available on Kindle for only $2.99 and it is a good investment.
With the advent of cell phones, computers and communication, information on inducing labor can be found and it is wise to investigate the pros and cons. Your investigation should be thorough and should include conversation with your Healthcare Provider.
Induce, or not Induce? That is the Question
There is quite a bit of research out there regarding inducing labor.
None of my children were induced and back when they were born, I only heard of it during emergency circumstances. In the old days, you just waited around until it was your time and that could be anywhere you were at and at any time.
Today, there are many births that are induced. There is still the medical approach to induce a baby, as well as the acupressure and herbal approach.
Acupressure is a method that coaxes inducement through the pressure points on the body. There is much research regarding this and there are several links and videos below.
In addition, there is also an herbal approach where calming herbs are either ingested or used in aromatherapy (in the air or through massage oils) which in some manner, urges the baby out.
In any method, you need to ensure that the birth experience is not traumatic and it is as calming as possible.
The intent of this website is not to influence you in any way, however, I wonder if the fast-paced world that we live in is best served by development or it somehow hinders the health and welfare of the child. I guess that answer will not be known until the current generation of induced-birth babies are old enough to research.
Your Experience with Inducing Labor
Have you ever had your labor induced?
Inducing Labor - Everything You Need to Know About Inducing Labor at Home or in the Hospital
If you are about to have a child and your are not sure whether to induce your labor or not, this is the book to get.
You can't beat the price of $2.99 for this e-book from Amazon but you can also borrow it for free. It is a good investment because it will definitely make you feel better about your decision.
This book looks at both sides and is definitely a good read. I am not having a child and I enjoyed it.
It comes highly recommended!
The Pros and Cons of Inducing Labor - Several websites with important information
- Information on Inducing Labor from The Mayo Clinic
Important health information from the Mayo Clinic when you are considering inducing labor.
- The Pros and Cons of Inducing Labor
Read information from the forums at Whattoexpect.com
- More Pros and Cons when you consider to induce your baby
If you are looking for more pros and cons on induction, visit this link to Easybabylife.com
"Dear Fellas, I can't believe how fast things move on the outside. I saw an automobile once when I was a kid. But, now they're everywhere. The world went and got itself in a big damn hurry."
Brooks Hartlen (James Whitmore) in The Shawshank Redemption - 1994
Should I Try to Induce my Labor?
- Rushing Labor Can Injure a Baby's Health
Blog from "Shots", the NPR Health Blog.
Acupressure is Healthy and Can Prevent and Cure Many Illnesses - Top selling Acupressure book from Amazon
Using Acupressure to Induce Labor - Several tips with helpful information and tips.
A Video of Acupressure Leg and Foot Points to Induce Labor
Aromatic Massage Oil to help Sooth Natural Child Birth
Some believe that using herbs is calming and that they will lessen the anxiety during this difficult time.
I have not personally used any but I do believe in aromatherapy and use it regularly.
Ten Inducing Labor Videos - Important Information you need to Know
Your Thoughts on Inducing Labor
Some think it is ok to induce labor, some say "no." Sound off below with your opinion.
Do you believe inducing labor is a safe method that has little or no affect on childbirth?